Greek Slow-Cooker Chicken

Prep Time: 15 Minutes

Total time: 6 Hours 15 Minutes

Servings: 4-6

Let your senses guide you to Greece with some basic kitchen staples! Aromatic oregano, rosemary and fresh vegetables stew together with chicken creating a juicy main. Finished with feta and bright lemon this main course will make you feel like you’re on a holiday far far away.

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Ingredients

Directions

Nutrition

Ingredients

    1 white onions, small diced

    2 carrots, peeled, small diced

    4 garlic cloves, minced

    1 cup (250 mL) green lentils

    2 1/2 cups (625 mL) chicken stock

    1 tsp (5 mL) dried rosemary

    2 tsp (10 mL) dried oregano

    1 tsp (5 mL) paprika

    6 chicken drumsticks or thighs

    to taste, salt and pepper

    1 lemon, juice and zest

    1/2 cup (125 mL) crumbled Feta cheese

    1/4 cup (60 mL) chopped fresh parsley (optional)


Directions

  1. Combine onion, carrots, garlic, lentils, stock, rosemary, oregano, and paprika in a 6-quart slow cooker.
  2. Season chicken with salt and pepper and nestle in the vegetable mixture. Secure lid and cook for 6 hours on low or until chicken, vegetables, and lentils are cooked and tender.
  3. Once cooked, season to taste with salt and pepper. Stir in lemon zest and juice, Feta, and garnish with parsley.

Quick Tip: To intensify the flavour in this dish, season and sear (brown) the outside of the chicken before placing in the slow cooker.
Increase herb flavour by increasing the amount of dried oregano and rosemary, or add fresh chopped oregano or basil right before serving.


Nutritional Information

  • Serving Size: 1 1/2 cups (375 mL)
  • Per serving:
  • Calories 360
  • Total Fat 9 g
  • Saturated Fat 3 g
  • Cholesterol 150 mg
  • Carbohydrates 24 g
  • Dietary Fibre 6 g
  • Sugar 3 g
  • Protein 40 g
  • Sodium 900 mg
  • Potassium 750 mg
  • Folate 19 mcg